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Re: Aural Style Sheets

From: James Craig <james@cookiecrook.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 20:04:26 -0600
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BA6DB64A.2598%james@cookiecrook.com>

On 2/10/03 10:12 AM, "David Balch" wrote:
> Yes - IBM do "Home Page Reader" http://www-3.ibm.com/able/hprdoc.html
> It does use different voices for different parts of the page, so I assume it
> uses CSS.

No, the different voices in HPR are unrelated to ACSS. I believe the
standards settings are like this: It reads body text in a male voice and
link text in a female voice. There are certain *ding* sounds before headings
and it can read in multiple languages (different pronunciations of the same
spelling based on default language or lang attribute value)... I'm sure most
of these can be modified for user preference, but as of version 3.0, it does
not read ACSS. There are also similar discussions currently on the WAI
interest group list. (w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org)

There is a W3C User Agent group (w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org) and an IBM-HPR
email list if anyone is interested in learning more about this.

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